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Main-Transit Fire Department Steak Out

The Main-Transit Fire Department will be hosting our annual "Steak Out" fund raising dinner on Saturday, June 9th (Doors open at 5pm / Dinner at 6pm).

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Tickets $30 pre-sale if purchased or reserved by May 31st.

($35 at the door)

Dinner includes:

  • Succulent 10 oz. New York Strip Steak (Chicken and vegetarian option also available)
  • Vegetable & Mashed Potato Bar
  • Fresh Tossed Salad
  • Dessert!!!!!!!
  • 2 FREE Alcoholic Beverages
  • FREE Soda and Water


Entertainment!

  • LIVE Music!
  • Over 100 Door Prizes!
  • (automatic entry with every ticket)
  • Chinese Auction Prizes!
  • Evening Bonfire!

 


Limited tickets available -- purchase your tickets now!


For more information, call 632-9710 ext.113 or RESERVE your tickets at [email protected].

 


 

 

Alerts: Snow Drifts Can Cause CO Poisoning

MTFD Alert Snow Drifts Can Cause CO Poisoning


The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) issued a Safety Alert advising homeowners and businesses throughout New York State that heavy snowfall and drifting snow may create a new hazard: carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, dangerous gas, commonly known as CO.

State Fire Administrator Floyd A. Madison said that with the recent onslaught of lake-effect snows in western, central and northern portions of New York State, local fire agencies have reported an increase in calls about carbon monoxide detectors going off in homes. Madison said that the reason for these calls is that high snow drifts may be blocking furnace vents and air intakes in some homes, particularly those that have newer high-efficiency furnaces.

“New, high efficiency furnaces vent out the side of a house rather than up through the roof,” Madison said. “This type of venting and air intake must be kept free and clear of snow. If it plugs up, the carbon monoxide would go back into the home. This is why the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control is issuing this warning.”

The State Fire Administrator said that some areas of New York State have received more than three feet of snow in the last week. Many newer high efficiency furnaces have an automatic device that shuts off the furnace when the vents are blocked, but not all of them. First responders say it is important to keep a three-foot area clear around the vent and intake tubes.

The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control advises all New Yorkers affected by the recent heavy snows to inspect the area around their furnace and hot water heater vents to ensure that snow and ice are not blocking the efficient and safe operation of these fuel burning devices. Homeowners should keep a three- foot area around the vents clear of snow, shrubs, or other potential obstructions.

If your CO alarm sounds, evacuate all family members to a safe location and CALL 911

Additional information on carbon monoxide may be found at:

http://www.dos.state.ny.us/fire/COtoolkit.htm

http://hamburg.wgrz.com/content/new-york-state-fire-issues-safety-alert-snow-increases-carbon-monoxide-hazard

Main-Transit Fire Department elects officers for 2018

Main-Transit Fire Department elects officers for 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 elected officers of the Main-Transit Fire Department:

Fire Chief – Daniel Hooper
1st Assistant Chief – Bradley Sprague
2nd Assistant Chief – Adam Karl
Senior Captain – Michael Karl
Captain – Greg Havas
President – Brian Rusin
Vice President – Scott Saxer
Secretary – Andrew Zippiroli
Financial Secretary – Carol Jackson
Treasurer – Harry Schick
Sergeant at Arms – Tatianna Boyle


Board of Directors
Peter Frank
DJ Graff
Michael Karl
Robert Karl
Jim Lawida
Daniel Hooper
Brian Rusin


Congratulations to all!

Main-Transit Fire Department maintains Station One at 6777 Main St., Station Two at 5560 Sheridan Drive and more than 12 pieces of fire apparatus. The department is responsible for 5.2 square miles in the Town of Amherst, a protection area consisting of 16,000 residents and  $2.1 billion in property value.

 


 

 

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The Slo-Pokes

Come See Us Training in Action!

Our competitive Slop-Pokes Team utilize many facets of everyday firefighting skills, including developing unity, dedication, skill amongst themselves, and pride within the department..

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The Explorers

Fostering the Future of Our Youth & Community

Developing support for volunteer fire and community service is an ongoing dedication at Main-Transit Fire Department. The Explorers is our youth program designed to help develop the  formation of positive relationships and a sense of belonging to something greater than ones self, for youths ages 14-18 years of age.

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Softball League

Strength in Teamwork

Our softball games are played on Friday evenings followed by get-together between departments players, members, family and fans. This has helped establish a close friendship amongst neighboring departments that often work together in mutual aid.

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Bowling League

Competitive Fun

Competing in the Amherst Firemen's Bowling League is just one of the many ways that we establish bonds with our neighboring departments while participating in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

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